DIY Wood Planked Accent Wall

8 Materials
$100
5 Hours
Medium

A wood accent wall above the fireplace mantle that adds character and a nice farmhouse cabin feeling design touch. Inspired by a useless open space that left us unable to mount our TV like we wanted.

I have been smoozing over wood walls for a couple years now. And when we moved back in June, I made a vow to myself….


My desire for a wood wall would be fulfilled.  Plain and simple.


I don’t care if the wood wall was in the laundry room friends. I wanted a wooden wall and what momma wants, momma gets…. Most of the time.


So a few months ago when we were strolling the aisles of Home Depot, which may or may not have been a date night for me and the hubs (Hey it happens…), I stumbled on these weather wood plank boards.

One of the things that had been holding me back from entertaining a wood wall was all of the layers of work it would take.


  • Cutting the boards
  • Sanding the boards
  • Staining the boards
  • Cutting the boards again
  • And hanging the boards


That could have taken, the way my life is set up, another lifetime.

So these boards, to me, meant I could have my wood wall. In all it’s glory. With only like half the work.

We had to frame it because we had the open space. Which if you have an open space too, you will need 2x4's and wood screws to build the frame.

After measuring and cutting the wood boards we adhered them using liquid nails and the finishing nail gun.

I used flat brackets to put pieces of wood together to make the access door so that we could access the electronics and outlets where things are plugged up.

We left and open space to mount the TV mount so that it could be flush with the wall.

The finished product is so comfy and cozy! Be sure to check out my website to get the full deets and see more in progress and finished photos of the project.

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  • Deb33767718
    Deb33767718
    on Sep 21, 2018

    I don't have a mantle... I would like to make one.. Any ideas

    Thank you

    Pd your projects are awesome

    • Bill Anderson
      Bill Anderson
      on Dec 24, 2020

      If you could find someone with a "wood-mizer" sawmill, you could get a pretty chunk of wood with live edges.

  • Uyen
    Uyen
    on Jan 18, 2019

    Hi Takenya, I have been looking for a simple but elegant mantle just like yours, just to dress up the fireplace and goes all the way to the floor. Could you advice me where and how to get it. This is just what I was looking for. thank you so much!

    • TaKenya Hampton
      TaKenya Hampton
      on Jan 18, 2019

      Hey there! My mantle was here before me. But Home Depot would be a great starting point. I have seen the Peice there to build one similar to this.

  • George
    George
    on Dec 24, 2020

    The hinges in your materials list; what were they used for?

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  • Maggie
    Maggie
    on Dec 24, 2020

    Narrative was hilarious! Date night at Home Depot😂😂

  • CM
    CM
    on Dec 28, 2020

    Date night at Home Depot happens with us too! It's fun to create something together and then stand back to enjoy.

    Your mantel looks great, awesome job!!!

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